Colombia - Attempt on life of SINTRAMIENERGÉTICA leader

On 1 February 2017, an attempt was made on the life of Augusto Almeida, organising secretary of the El Paso branch of SINTRAMIENERGÉTICA (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria Minera, Petroquímica, Agrocombustibles y Energética), when he was leaving home to go to work at the El Descanso mine owned by Drummond. The trade union leader noticed the presence of strange individuals, who started to shoot at him. Fortunately, he managed to take refuge in his house and the bullets hit the front door. The trade union organisation highlighted that the attack took place after cuts to the protection measures provided for SINTRAMIENERGÉTICA, SINTRAIME and FUNTRAMIEXCO leaders.

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